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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II

(Born Md.)

Elias B. Carling

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1859.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1859‑60, as Asst. Professor of Spanish, Aug. 31, 1859, to Oct. 22, 1860, — and Asst. Instructor in the Use of Small Arms, Nov. 19, 1859, to Oct. 22, 1860; and in garrison at

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 31, 1859)

Ft. Monroe, Va., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Aide-

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 14, 1861, to June 24, 1864)

de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Wool, commanding Department of Virginia, Sep. 20, 1861, to Apr. 4, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 6 to May 4, 1862, — as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Artillery Reserve, May 26, 1862, — Action of Turkey Bend, June 30, 1862, — Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, — and Skirmish at Harrison's Landing, July 2, 1862; as Quartermaster at

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Aug. 20, 1862)

Madison, Wis., Sep. 26 to Dec. 27, 1862; as Chief Quartermaster of the District of Minnesota, Jan., 1863, to Sep. 19, 1864, being engaged in fitting out two Expeditions against the Sioux Indians, one of which he accompanied in June, 1863, to the Yellow Medicine River, and from the Cheyenne River, Dak., to St. Paul, Min.; as Chief Quartermaster of the  p723 Cavalry Corps, commanded by General J. H. Wilson, Nov. 6, 1864, to July 28, 1865, being engaged in supplying the transportation and mounts for the command, Nov., 1864, — Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15‑16, 1864, — Pursuit of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood to the Tennessee River, Dec., 1864. — Expedition into Alabama, accompanying the trains, Dec., 1864, to Mar., 1865, — and in fitting out the transportation for General Wilson's

(Bvt. Major, and Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Valuable and Faithful Services as Chief Quartermaster of the Cavalry of the Military Division of the Mississippi)

Column of 10,000 men which swept through Georgia, Mar., 1865; and as Deputy Quartermaster at Savannah, Ga., Aug., 1865, to July 16, 1866.

Served: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the South, July 16 to Aug. 18, 1866, — and of the District of Chattahoochee, Aug. 18, 1866, to Feb. 26, 1867; and with the Expeditionary Forces of the Department of the Platte, Jan. 1 to June 10, 1867; as Deputy Quartermaster at Ft. D. A. Russell, Dak., to Nov., 1867, — at Cheyenne, Dak., Dec., 1867, — at Ft. D. A. Russell, Dak., to June 5, 1870 (leave of absence, Feb. 18 to Apr., 1869), — and at Ft. Shaw, Mon., and as Chief Quartermaster of the District of Montana, July 16, 1870, to Mar. 17, 1871; as Quartermaster of the Post of Ft. Monroe, Va., and of the Artillery School for Practice, and in charge of National Cemeteries in North Carolina and part of Virginia, May 31, 1871, to Aug. 20, 1872; in arrest and undergoing sentence of Court Martial, Oct. 13, 1872, to Jan. 27, 1873; under orders and on leave of absence, to Apr. 7, 1873; and Quartermaster at Pueblo, Col., Apr. 7 to May 31, 1873, — at Sargent, Kan., to July 24, 1873, — at Granada, Col., to Jan. 20, 1874, — at Camp Douglas, Utah, to Sep. 26, 1874, — and at Ft. Sanders, Wy., to Mar. 31, 1875; and in settling his accounts, to July 1, 1875.

Died July 1, 1875, at Ft. Sanders, Wy.: Aged 38.

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